At an outdoor event in the Hamptons this weekend Calvin Klein – donning dark slacks on the hot evening – proclaimed his strong dislike for the nighttime shorts look that stars like Gwyneth Paltrow have made so big this summer. “I think it’s inappropriate,” Klein said. “We’re all sweating. That’s what happens; you have to sweat sometimes.”
We couldn’t disagree more. The shorts look is hot and there are many ways to show off those tanned, tones legs and still be classy enough for dress-up or nighttime events. The proof is in the pudding:
Black silk tie-shorts like these BCBGMAXAZRIA Micro Sateen Shorts ($118) are as dressy as a skirt. Pair them with a crisp white tee and extra long gold chain for a cool going-out look.
These majorly discounted Elizabeth and James Flared shorts ($73.50, down from $245) are super-flattering and still available in all sizes.
You will want to live in these incredibly soft and comfortable Oonagh by Nanette Lepore Cotton Pleated shorts ($38.99, down from $98). Dress them up for a night out with a bright ruffled top and high peep toe pumps.